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Re: Effexor Withdrawal Nortriptyline Qs

Posted by Mitch on May 28, 2001, at 12:40:39

In reply to Re: Effexor Withdrawal Nortriptyline Qs, posted by sl on May 28, 2001, at 10:06:26

> Could you tell me...where there any side effects besides fairly common ones?

To be honest-it actually was the most tolerable of ANY antidepressant I have ever taken. I may ask pdoc to add it back when I cycle into a seasonal major depressive episode in July. I could sleep OK on it. I just took 20-25mg a day. If you are unipolar you probably are going to need 50mg/day maybe more. You need to start out low and titrate it up. You will get some dry mouth and blurred vision-but not as much as the other TCA's (and this fades some). I didn't get much dizziness from it like other TCA's (and much less dizziness than Remeron!). It is somewhat constipating. I have diarrhea-predominant IBS symptoms and it stopped that in a hurry! If you are 40+ you might want to get an EKG done when your blood level gets in the therapeutic range.

> And what happened if you had a few drinks while taking Nortriptyline?

A *few* drinks were no problem-aggravated dry mouth mostly. But watch it on overindulging a lot. If you get hung-over you can get some nasty vertigo and orthostatic hypotension the next day. Try not to go to sleep all buzzed-up and drink extra water before bed.




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